Jumble Answers for 08/26/2021








45 thoughts on “Jumble Answers for 08/26/2021

  1. Happy Thursday everyone! The character we see in today’s cartoon is Stephen E. Ambrose and he was an American historian, biographer and longtime history professor at the University of New Orleans. The book we see him working on is called “Nothing Like It In The World” and it’s about the planning and construction of the Pacific Railroad during the 1860’s which connected San Francisco Bay and Council Bluffs, Iowa by rail. Mr. Ambrose wrote a total of 27 books before passing away from lung cancer in the fall of 2002 at the age of 66.

    There weren’t any new clue words to be had this morning. All of the anagrams, including the one for the final answer, returned as being new though. WATRL and SNLEET were my toughies as they took about the same amount of time to solve. Since none of them stopped me in my tracks, I’ll go along with the poll results and choo-se SNLEET as the hardest anagram for today.

    The book cover on the tripod was almost an identical match to the one that was eventually used for Mr. Ambrose’s book. The only real difference between the two was that Jumble Jeff drew his cover showing a close-up of the construction of the railroad while the actual cover gave more of a panoramic view. On the table was his manuscript, and the wording on the cover was the title and his name.

    The final solve was an impressive 12-letter scramble. Since the first word was in quotes I knew it would have something to do with railroads. The “KRTA” nestled together in the layout brought TRACK to mind, and with those letters crossed out, WRITE and ON were quite visible in the remainder to seal the deal. The closest match to today’s answer that I could find was “WRITE” TRACK on 7/23/09, but it featured a runner who was interested in becoming a novelist and had nothing to do with railroads. Interestingly enough, that cartoon was also drawn by Jumble Jeff and it was exactly 507 days into his Jumble career. On to tomorrow! Until then, be well and enjoy the day.

  2. POKER = Last used on 01/05/21 as KROEP
    TRAWL = Last used on 01/25/19 as WARLT
    CIRCUS = Last used on 01/22/19 as IUCSCR
    NESTLE = Last used on 04/07/20 as SLENET


  3. Coincidentally, today’s Jumble Calendar cartoon also featured an author. The clue question was: WHEN ASKED WHAT INSPIRED HIM TO WRITE A LENGTHY BOOK, J.R.R. TOLKIEN SAID – – -, and the answer was: IT’S A LONG STORY.

    You can pre-order the 2022 Jumble Calendar HERE if you’re interested. They start shipping on 9/20/21 and I’ll be sure to mention it again as we get closer. 🗓🙂

  4. TRAWL slowed my roll because it looked funny to me, is it really the word? I went with it and it worked.
    Everything else was fine.
    I had a bad arthritis attack over the last few days but treated it and survived. Pretty much normal tonight.
    See you all tomorrow!

    • I’m glad you’re feeling better, Mig. TRAWLING is the word I’m more familiar with so it wasn’t too hard to sea. The fishing industry is big business where I live. One of the boats featured in a previous season of the National Geographic show “Wicked Tuna” is located 10 minutes up the road from me. The description of the show says it features boats out of Gloucester, MA which is a 45 minute drive south. Be well my friend.

    • Blind solve today…seems like any jumble about railroads winds up with the word track somehow or other. Have a wonderful day from South Georgia!!

      • Hi Alan. While TRACK has shown up in a number of puzzles, we can’t go so far as to say it’s any puzzle. Here’s just a few examples where Track didn’t come into play…

        This from 03/10/11: What the engineer’s lunch was….CHEW CHEWS

        This from 09/30/11: He knew so much about model railroads because he’d been this….WELL–TRAINED

        This from 09/19/12: When the zombies took over the railroad, passengers rode on.. “FRIGHT“ TRAINS

        This from 05/30/13: When the train robber was running late, his partner asked him what was the…HOLD UP

        This from 11/25/16: The railroad sold off their older surplus boxcars because they were… “EX–TRAIN–EOUS“

        This from 08/12/18: Many of the commuters heading into the station had colds. Together they rode the … “ACHOO-CHOO” TRAIN

        And I’m sure there’s others, but that’s all I seem to have at hand. I’ll see if I can TRACK down a few more! 😉 And yes, an easy, breezy one today…Wishing you a good day too, Alan. Be well, and stay safe! 🚂🙋🏻‍♀️

  5. Good Morning, Everyone. I hope this finds you well…

    🎶 Get ON THE RIGHT TRACK, Baby…Get on the right track, Baby…Come on home and treat me wrong again…🎶 “Get on the Right Track, Baby” – Mr Ray Charles 1958 https://tinyurl.com/ne9ukbsa

  6. 🔥 Lacking a POKER to stoke the tinder he managed to NESTLE, the troop leader, in an effort to keep things RIGHT ON TRACK, asked the scouts to TRAWL the beach looking for sticks, but it soon turned into a CIRCUS when they all began running around…🔥

    🃏If you want to ace a POKER game, it’s good to always TRAWL,
    The faces of the others, go around…do a slow crawl…
    Too often people have a “tell”…something they’ll give away,
    It’s not an all-out CIRCUS sign…just something you could weigh…
    We keep our cards close to the vest, we NESTLE them in hand,
    We’re all looking to take the pot, our winnings to expand…
    One needs a real good poker face, it’s more than just a knack…
    You pray for luck, but your intent is to stay RIGHT ON TRACK! 🃏

  7. Marsha had the blind solve this morning..whereas I first saw TRAIN (wrong)…then spotted RIGHT (incorrect homonym)…until she nudged me in the right direction. Yes, it will be blind solves for the majority of readers in Jumble Kingdom today. And to add insult to injury, had to back in CIRCUS. Great song today.

  8. My vote for the toughie is Nestle. I finally had to check dictionary to make sure it was a word. Needing more coffee, I guess. Anyway, it’s full steam ahead now with my day “Write” On Track. Puzzle made me think of the old, “Wabash Cannonball.” Offers tonight to see a Circus or play Poker but I will Nestle in my garden with a shovel and a Trawl. Lots of garden produce appearing around the office lately. Hot and humid again today. Be safe and stay hydrated Great Plains folk.

  9. Looks like this Jumble has a TRAIN TO WRECK, though I don’t think this guy was interested in a train wreck. So I eliminated TO as the 2-letter word. I tried IN, and then saw that ON was better, so WRITE ON TRACK. But to combine three trite clichés, he probably realized that if a fast-moving train gets ahead of the curve, the result is a train wreck.

  10. Fun easy week, so far! Makes me think we might be in for a doozy one of these days! Love the Summer, but still wishing the High Humidity would move on! Take Care & Keep Cool!

    • WRITE on, indeed, Don! 👏🏻👏🏻! We can never get enough Ray! Have a good one, Don! 🚂🙋🏻‍♀️

  11. Good morning. Took a little time for Nestle. Other than that slight delay it was smooth sailing on the cartoon answer. I had to look at the letters for the first word. First time hearing that song choice Angela. Until tomorrow stay well and stay.

    • Good Morning, Paul. I hope you enjoyed it. It’s an early one from his songBOOK! Wishing you’re staying well and safe too, Paul. Have a good one! 🚂🙋🏻‍♀️

  12. The author was forced to confess
    That at this junction he could not regress
    “I’ll be sure to fast track
    There’s no going back
    And the final draft is marked express!”

    • Hi Helen…🙋🏻‍♀️

      🚂 A deadline of course must be met,
      And Ambrose said…”I’ll hardly fret…
      No info I lack,
      I’m staying on track…
      And your book you surely will get”! 🚂

  13. Nestlé reminded me of Nestlé candy! Getting back to the Jumble track,I did pause on trawl,but the rest of the anagrams were a snap,and track was a given for the 5 letter word,quickly followed by ‘write’ on track.A fairly easy puzzle for a Thursday,even though I’ve been behind a day all week,thinking it was Wednesday.

  14. Professor…It’s funny you mention that. For years now, every time I see or hear the word NESTLE, I can’t help but think of that episode of “Friends” and the Toll House Cookies…I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with it, but if not, here’s a clip from Youtube.… https://tinyurl.com/ncztbubd The sound quality isn’t all that great, so you may need to up your volume…Enjoy! 🍪 🙋🏻‍♀️

    • Professor…PS: I don’t know if you remember, but we had a Nestle Toll House Cookie puzzle back on 02/21/19. https://tinyurl.com/44569v8f And in the post that day, I mentioned the same “Friends” episode. It happens every time! 🍪🙋🏻‍♀️

  15. Today is NATIONAL WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY, 🇺🇸 commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. It also happens to be NATIONAL DOG DAY. 🐶 Man’s best friend…and Women. Fitting in a way! Enjoy! 🙋🏻‍♀️

    • An appropriate day for weather for National Dog Day! Perhaps it should be National Dog Season.

      • Definitely. The heat’s relentless… Combined with the humidity? Brutally relentless…🔥🤦🏻‍♀️

  16. Easy breezy one today. Slight pause at nestle but track was obvious for the cartoon answer. I’m a Hershey’s girl. We once visited Hershey, Pennsylvania and I just loved the fact that their street lights were shaped like Hershey’s Kisses. Wishing all of you a sweet day.

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